Football: The 2027 Women’s World Cup will take place in Brazil

The 2027 Women’s World Cup will take place in Brazil

Published today at 8:44 a.m.

Brazil will host the first Women’s World Cup organized in South America in 2027, FIFA announced on Friday, meeting in Bangkok during a Congress marked by a debate between Palestine and Israel, which was not put to a vote .

The Brazilian file beat the joint candidacy of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, by 119 votes to 78 of the Member Federations.

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“I feel extremely emotional, we know it was going to be very difficult. “It’s a victory for Latin American football, and for women’s football in Latin America,” declared the president of the Brazilian Federation, Ednaldo Rodrigues.

“Rest assured, with all humility, that we will truly organize the best Women’s World Cup in 2027,” declared the leader, speaking in the wake of the announcement of the victorious candidacy.

Stadiums used during the 2014 World Cup

For its 10th edition, the competition is preparing to explore a new continent, in the wake of the success of the 2023 vintage, in Australia and New Zealand, which broke commercial and audience records, in a format with 32 teams used for the first time.

Competition to host major football competitions has become rare. The 2028 and 2032 editions of the men’s Euro were allocated last year to single files, pending the 2030 and 2034 World Cups where only one contender appears each time.

Brazil, home of legendary players Formiga and Marta, had obtained a better technical score (4.0/5 against 3.7/5) from the experts of the body, in particular thanks to stadiums considered more efficient.

The Auriverde file is based on ten venues which have already been used during the Men’s World Cup in 2014, including the legendary Maracana, in Rio de Janeiro, proposed to host the opening match and the final. Some will nevertheless require work, in particular the Amazonia of Manaus, a “white elephant” that has been almost unused for ten years.

Legal complexities for the European candidacy

The FIFA report also highlighted the “prodigious” impact for women’s football that holding the competition in South America would have, where significant inequalities in salaries and infrastructure persist to the detriment of women.

Unlike its men’s counterpart, five times titled, the Brazilian women’s team has never won the World Cup. The Seleçao was eliminated last year in the group stage, during which it lost against France (2-1).

The president of the Brazilian Football Federation in the arms of Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA.

The West European bid suffered from legal complexities which threatened FIFA with possible additional costs, according to the evaluation report.

A time in the race and already co-organizers of the 2026 men’s World Cup alongside Canada, the United States and Mexico withdrew their joint candidacy last April, to focus on 2031.

AFP

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